Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Portugal is once again in the Top 10 of the ICCA ranking for countries and cities that organised events in 2022.

Lisbon appears in 2nd place, but there are other Portuguese cities listed in the 2022 ranking.


According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), more than 10,500 events and congresses were held around the world, the analysis carried out in 2022 indicates that 85% took place in person (corresponding to 9,042), which, according to the CEO of the association, Senthil Gopinath, shows “an attempt to return to normality”, he said during the press conference held at IMEX 2023, in Frankfurt (Germany).


Portugal ranks 7th, with 294 face-to-face events/conferences held throughout 2022.


Ahead of Portugal are the USA (690 events/conferences), Spain (528), Italy (522), Germany (484), France (472) and the United Kingdom (449), respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 are the Netherlands (253), Belgium (234) and Canada (233), with El Salvador, Monaco and Oman closing the ranking with five events each throughout 2022.


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